Description: FIRST EDITION, with two original Manet etchings. The first biography of Manet, written by his close friend Edmond Bazire, and published only nine months after Manet's death. Exquisitely illustrated with two original Manet etchings ("L'Odalisque couchee" and "La Convelescente"), three etched plates by Guerard after Manet, six heliogravure plates after Manet, a facsimile letter, and numerous additional illustrations. Paris: Quantin, 1884. Octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards; custom box. Chips to spine with wear to joints, text and illustrations clean.
Artist or Maker: MANET, EDOUARD; BAZIRE, EDMOND.